Corporate governance is the systems, principles and processes by which organisations are controlled.
On this page we share details about how we are organised, and how An Coimisiún Toghcháin, as an independent public body, is run.
Commission Minutes and Agenda
Our Commission meets on a regular basis to lead the work of An Coimisiún Toghcháin. Here you can find the minutes and agendas of our Commission meetings. Each agenda and associated set of minutes are published once they have been approved by the subsequent Electoral Commission meeting.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct of An Coimisiún Toghcháin sets down the general principles and standards which govern the professional activities and conduct of persons working in the Commission thereby maintaining a high level of public confidence in our work as an independent public body and employer.
Our Data Protection Policy sets out the steps we adhere to when processing personal data, so that our processing of personal data is in compliance with the higher standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
FOI Publication Scheme
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires An Coimisiún Toghcháin to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
Irish Language Scheme
The Official Languages Act 2003 requires us to prepare an Irish Language Scheme for An Coimisiún Toghcháin.
Once completed our Scheme will outline the services we provide:
through the medium of Irish;
through the medium of English;
through the medium of Irish and English.
Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of an Annual Report each year relating to the number of protected disclosures made in the preceding year and any actions taken in response to such disclosures.
Governance Framework Document
Strong governance is essential to have in place the appropriate structures, policies and processes for directing and managing An Coimisiún Toghcháin in our role as Ireland's independent electoral commission.
Statement of Strategy
Every 3 years, under section 28 of the Electoral Reform Act we prepare and submit to the Joint Oireachtas Committee a strategy statement focused on the following 3 years.